London Living Wage (Currently £11.05/per hour)
Part-time, Temporary, 3 months, Internship
Job description


BASIC promotes meaningful dialogue amongst governments and experts in order to build international trust, reduce nuclear risks, and advance disarmament. We envision a world that uses cooperative measures, rather than the threat or use of force, to achieve peace and security. This world will be achieved by taking steps that promote mutual security at the international, regional, national, and individual levels, and sustained through resilient international norms and law.

Role Description

The intern will gain an understanding of many of the current issues in international security, familiarity with the nuclear weapons policy communities in Europe and the United States, an understanding of employment opportunities in the field and a first-hand view of how a think tank influences policy formulation. This internship allows you to leave BASIC with a good understanding of working life in a think tank. 

Intern responsibilities include: 

  • Helping to organise strategic dialogues, roundtables, conferences and panels; 
  • Providing research assistance; 
  • Assisting with other project-related tasks as needed.

Role Requirements:


  • Passion and commitment to our organisational mission of promoting dialogue to advance global security
  • Demonstrated interest and aspiration to work in the field of international security, nuclear non-proliferation, arms control, disarmament or related issues
  • Ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders from a variety of professional and cultural backgrounds and with broad variations in seniority and function
  • Excellent analytical and methodological skills, and an organised approach to research
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills
  • Previous organisational/administrative experience
  • Organisational skills and an eye for detail
  • Strong academic record to undergraduate level in a relevant degree


  • Educated to master’s level in a relevant degree
  • Previous fundraising experience
  • Willingness to travel internationally if required

Further Information

Interviews: week commencing 25th July 2022 - it is expected that you will be available to interview during the week.  

Please note that you must have the right to work in the UK.  

Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are not able to acknowledge receipt of all applications and only shortlisted candidates will be notified. If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, you have not been successful.

Posted on: 28 June 2022
Closed date: 17 July 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: Policy Intern (June 2022)
Tags: Policy/Research

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